First – sorry I didn't post anything yesterday. I spend most of the day cutting paper for the Stamp-a-Stack. I'm really excited about this one! I like all the cards we're doing, and I think everyone will have a lot of fun.
You know how some people – musicians, artists, writers – get on a theme? I promise I'm not starting that with sunset/sunrise cards. I was driving to Oratorio Society rehearsal last night, and this is what the sky looked like. (I know – I called it a "sunrise" treeline, since I have so many sunset cards already. I guess this is what the sunrise looks like.) Ok – it's been awhile since I brought in show tunes, but how many of you are singing "Fiddler" songs now? And why am I humming Wonder of Wonders instead of Sunrise, Sunset? At least it's blocked out the "West Side Story" tunes Mike & I were humming all weekend. Long story for another day. It started with Paul Newman. (I told you, the inside of my head is a scary place.)
It's very like some of the others I've done. But, hey – there's no moon in this one! It was the time of night after all the colors of the sunset are gone, but before the moon and stars are out. Or – it could be the very first light of the sunrise.
I stamped and embossed the treeline with black embossing powder, then sponged color. The last of the sun (or the beginning, depending on what time of day it is) is So Saffron, and the sky and ground are sponged in Going Gray, Night of Navy and Going Gray. I added a little Chocolate Chip to the ground. There may be a little Perfect Plum in there, too.
I love the Prestwick DSP, and added the clip and an eyelet for some hardware. This is a very manly card, don't you think? Looks more like a sympathy card, though – but the sentiment is just clipped in, so I can change it if I need to.
I was hoping to have something else to show – but I'm in a slump and pressed for time this afternoon. Life interrupts my stamping plans so often! I was trying to do something with the onyx glitter that's in the Chunky Essentials glitter stack that I bought over a year ago, but it didn't go well. Let's just say I am covered in black glitter. And everything I've touched is covered in black glitter. Even the dog is covered in black glitter – and he's an oversized black dog anyway, so he looks like a Baskerville hound. He kind of likes it, though. Maybe we'll take him for a walk like that on Halloween and scare all the trick-or-treaters. Could be fun.
So I'm off to play Nancy Nurse. Jonathan stepped out of the van today and twisted his ankle, so I'm going to get him some ice and make him get off of his foot. Easier said than done!